A preacher was walking down the street when he came upon a group of boys, all between 10 and 12 years of age. The group surrounded a dog. Concerned that the boys were hurting the dog, he went over and asked, "What are you doing to that dog?"
One of the boys replied, "He's just an old neighborhood dog. He doesn't have an owner. We all want him, but only one of us can take him home. So we've decided that whoever can tell the biggest fib will get to keep the dog."
The reverend was shocked. "You boys shouldn't be having a contest to see who can tell the biggest fib!" he exclaimed. "Don't you boys know that's a sin? When I was your age, I never fibbed!"
There was dead silence for about a minute. Just as the preacher thought the boys understood the virtues of telling the truth, the smallest boy gave a deep sigh and said:
"All right, give him the dog."
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